Winners of the IIR Scientific Awards 2019 revealed
Discover the winners of the IIR Scientific Awards
Awards to recognise those who have made noteworthy contributions to the field of refrigeration
Every four years during the IIR International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR), the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) offers a series of prestigious academic and scientific awards that recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of refrigeration or who have completed noteworthy research.
This time round, the IIR received a record number of applications and submissions to its various awards and is delighted to announce the winners.
IIR Gustav Lorentzen Medal
This medal is awarded to a person for outstanding and original achievements in either academic or industrial research, on innovation or development, in all fields of refrigeration. As such, the research thus promotes creativity and modernises the fields of expertise of the IIR.
For the 25th IIR Congress, the Gustav Lorentzen Medal goes to Ruzhu Wang (China), Vice-president of Commission B2 – Refrigerating Equipment, for his contributions in technologies including adsorption heat pumps, absorption heat pumps, heat transfer to superfluid helium and green building energy systems.
IIR Science and Technology Medal
This medal is awarded to a person for outstanding achievements over an extended period of time in science and/or technology in one of the fields of expertise of the IIR.
For the 25th IIR Congress, the Science and Technology Medal goes to Bart Nicolaï (Belgium), Honorary Member of Commission C2 – Food Sciences and Engineering, for his research in the area of postharvest biology and technology, with a focus on refrigerated storage and controlled atmosphere storage of, in particular, fresh fruit and vegetables.
IIR Young Researchers Awards
These prizes are awarded for outstanding research carried out by young researchers on subjects in the domains of competence of the IIR. For ICR 2019 the winners are:
- Clarence Birdseye Award – Steven Duret (France)
- Sadi Carnot Award – Zhiwei Ma (China) & Kai Wang (China)
- Willis H. Carrier Award – Wei Wu (China)
- James Harrison Award – Claudia Capo (Italy)
- James Joule Award – Pascal Clain (France) & Zhenyuan Xu (China)
- Peter Kapitza Award – Shiran Bao (China)
- Carl von Linde Award – Jingyuan Xu (China)
The IIR would again like to thank all those who sent in an application, acted as a sponsor or evaluated the many submissions received for these awards.
We look forward to seeing you all at the 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR 2019) in Montreal, Canada, on August 24-30, 2019!
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